Intellectual disability and the death penalty : current issues and controversies / Marc J. Tassé and John H. Blume.
Contributor(s): Blume, John H [author.].Material type: TextPublisher: Santa Barbara, CA ; Prager , 2018Description: viii, 176 pages ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781440840142; 1440840148.Subject(s): Capital punishment -- United States | Offenders with mental disabilities -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States | People with mental disabilities and crime -- United States | Mentally ill -- Commitment and detention -- United States | Insanity (Law) -- United States | Capital punishment | Insanity (Law) | Mentally ill -- Commitment and detention | Offenders with mental disabilities -- Legal status, laws, etc | People with mental disabilities and crime | United StatesAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Intellectual disability and the death penalty.DDC classification: 345.73/0773
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Intellectual disability and how it is diagnosed -- A brief history of and introduction to the modern American death penalty -- The Supreme Court and the categorical exemption from capital punishment for persons with intellectual disability : Atkins v. Virginia -- Atkins on the ground : post-Atkins lower court decisions -- Assessing intellectual functioning -- Assessing adaptive behavior -- Assessing the age of onset -- Expert witnesses -- The future of Atkins.
"[This] book documents the legal and clinical aspects of the issues related to intellectual disability and the death penalty. [The book]: provides a comprehensive review of the legal and clinical aspects of the death penalty and intellectual disability; offers a detailed discussion of the Supreme court decision in Atkins v. Virginia as well as a review of court decisions since that 2002 ruling; details the diagnostic issues related to determination of intellectual disability, such as the assessment of intellectual functioning, adaptive behavior, and age of onset; and shares best practices in clinical assessment and important forensic matters that must be considered."--